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Janet Jackson’s Truth Scored 15.7 Million Views

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Janet Jackson is a legend, an icon. Her presence within the music industry has inspired women and young girls from the moment she demanded “Control”. Her passion to walk the line of independence at the beat of her own drum was clear. Despite being the youngest of the Jackson clan, Janet has made sure to hold our immense attention. The love for Janet was identified in the ratings on both Friday and Saturday, as the Queen of Pop’s self-titled documentary reigned supreme on primetime, attaining over 15.7 million total viewers across Lifetime and A&E. It took the No. 1 spot on both Jan. 28 and 29 with women in the 25-54 age range. Miss Jackson touched on her childhood, her brothers, her father, her love life and the love of her life. She addressed rumors and discussed the tragic Super Bowl incident.

Although Rene spent the most time Miss Jackson, it was her relationship with Jermaine that took over twitter. Fans immediately ran to their phones to express their disdain for his fumble. Even how he explained why he cheated was unacceptable. Here’s what some fans had to say:

As a huge Michael and Janet fan, it’s unfortunate how the media has dehumanized all of the trauma it inflicts. No one understands what it’s like to be forced to do something simply because your parents found a way to escape to poverty. Her father, despite his strict ways, saved their lives.  Janet is a survivor. A woman who found something she loved and people to believe in her and help her nurture that love into a legendary career. A woman that has done it her way with class and poise. A woman that spoke her truth. A woman that simply loved her big brother who inspired her. A woman who loved and lost and found again with her son. A woman that we will love until the end of time but we have to do a better job of taking care of our female Icons. Everyone isn’t guilty by association. Everyone makes mistakes but we need to lead with compassion. If Janet’s documentary has taught me anything, it’s that we need to do a better job of minding our business and she will talk to us when she is good and ready!

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